Female student using camera outdoorsI wouldn’t trade my journey at UCA for the world.  Because of UCA’s culture – its size and its people – I feel like I’ve been able to be part of almost every corner of campus.  My introductory film class turned me on to the world of animation. Now, I have a degree in digital filmmaking and I’m working on a master’s in computer science.

My UCA education has already helped me gain a ton of experience, too.  I worked on several projects for the last Little Rock Film Festival – including the festival winner – and I helped on every piece UCA submitted for the Conway Film Festival.  I’ve also been able to intern at AETN (Arkansas Educational Television Network).

I’m president of The Bear Den as well, which is the lead organization for school pride at UCA.  It means a lot to me that UCA is my school, and I want people to know that when they’re in central Arkansas, they’re in Bear Country.  I even DJ at the football games.

The University of Central Arkansas is my family.  My first year at UCA, I was in a residential college that really helped me make a connection.  Now, I’m paying that connection forward as a residential assistant and mentor, helping new students.  In so many ways and from the very beginning, UCA has put me and my education front and center.